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Headlines: Covid-19 Cases At 37,379; Total Omicron Cases At 1892

Covid-Bulletin: Covid-19 Cases At 37,379; Total Omicron Cases At 1892

According to the latest data released by the union health ministry, India has registered 37,379 new covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours. The active caseload of the country currently stands at 1,71,830. Meanwhile, the country has recorded 11,007 recoveries in the previous 24 hours, and the total recoveries stand at 3,43,06,414. The daily and weekly positivity rates currently stand at 3.24% and 2.05%, respectively. As per the Indian Council of Medical Research, the country has conducted 68.24 crore covid-19 tests conducted so far. On the vaccination front, India has administered 146.70 crore covid-19 vaccine doses so far under the nationwide vaccination drive. The union health ministry also released the statewise status of Omicron cases. The total Omicron cases currently stand at 1892, with Maharashtra (568) and Delhi (382) recording the most number of Omicron cases. 

Delhi: CM Arvind Kejriwal Tests Positive For Covid-19 

Taking to Twitter, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal informed that he has tested covid-19 positive this morning. The CM tweeted: “I have tested positive for Covid. Mild symptoms. Have isolated myself at home. Those who came in touch with me in last few days, kindly isolate yourself and get yourself tested,” In the past 3 days, Delhi CM has been conducting massive rallies in Uttar Pradesh, Punjab and Uttarakhand for upcoming Assembly Elections. CM Arvind Kejriwal said that he has mild symptoms. Yesterday, he visited Dehradun and had also held rallies in Amritsar and Patiala. Delhi has been recording a high positivity rate with 4,099 new covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours. According to the genome sequencing reports of 30th and 31st December from three labs, 81% of samples were infected with the Omicron variant.

IT Department Conducts Raids On ACE Group Properties In Noida, Delhi And Agra

According to some sources, the Income Tax Department is conducting searches at the properties of real estate companies ACE Group and promoter Ajay Chaudhary in Noida, Greater Noida, Delhi and Agra. The IT officials are also conducting searches at the corporate office and residential and commercial projects of the company. More details regarding the search are awaited. 

Ladakh: China Building Bridges Across The Pangong Tso To Counter India 

Amid the 20-month-long confrontation with India in Eastern Ladakh, China is now building a bridge across the Pangong Tso, new roads and helipads within its territory to mobilise troops faster and continue the consolidation of military positions facing India. A source close to the development said: “The bridge is being constructed with prefabricated structures well within Chinese territory. But it will help the PLA move troops and weaponry much faster from the north to the south banks of Pangong Tso and vice versa,” “China obviously wants to counter India’s quick reaction capability that saw our soldiers take the Kailash Range heights on the South bank towards end-August 2020,” added the source. 

Pushpa: The Rise To Release On OTT Platform Soon

After a tremendous response at the box office, Pushpa: The Rise Part 1 will be releasing on OTT platform soon. The makers have decided to release the blockbuster hit on OTT. The S Sukumar directed film might release on Amazon Prime Video this week itself. Pushpa: The Rise Part 1, starring Allu Arjun in the lead role, recorded an unprecedented collection at the box office, which has stunned both trade pandits and audiences. 

Alia Bhatt-Ranbir Kapoor Spent Their New Years Eve Here! 

On Monday, Alia Bhatt and Ranbir Kapoor returned from their new year vacation. Though Alia Bhatt shared some pictures of animals and a lovely sunset, we were unable to guess the location! However, this post on social media has proven that the love bird went for an African safari. A Tanzanian-born Danish author and designer Lisa Christoffersen posted a picture with the couple and wrote: “A chance rendezvous while on safari- Had a wonderful time chatting with the super nice #Bollywood stars from India @aliaabhatt and #ranbirkapoor Gifted them a copy of my book, Bush Friendly Tips for Girls Boys Too! – A Living Safari Guide to Kenya I’m sure it will come in handy during their travels through East Africa! #publishedauthor #safaritime #kenya #masaimara #Bespoke #luxurytravel #newyear #India #hindicinema #cutecouple sic,” 

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